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21
Jul

Review of the BeoPlay A1

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

The story so far: Beoplay A1 
 

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Who would have thought a portable sound device would steal my attention every time as I used my phone as a jukebox.. Thank you BeoPlay A1
 

JimsReviewRoom on the BeoPlay A1

 

Two of my friends whom I know owns a piece and they loved it. When Brunei’s Bang & Olufsen launched the BeoPlay A1 speaker, the pre-orders were overwhelming and once the first shipment came, it flew off the shelves in less than a day.

The dome shaped bluetooth speaker is quite unique in its design and it’s something you won’t come across which is out there already. Don’t be fooled by its size as the BeoPlay A1 packs a punch when it comes to sound quality. I’m happy that B&O came up with this model and it’s quite convenient to bring around.

It has two ports – one is an audio input and the other is the USB-C for charging purposes. I like the fact that there is no protuding buttons but yet to try it’s durability test (though it does say this device is robust enough to handle bumps here and there).

I love the bass impact and the vocal range just suits well with the confinement of my room and especially when I drive. Yes, this has been my main source of sound when I drive around. Strange but it gives me the driving pleasure.

I have yet to utilise during my presentations but it has been 100% pleasure mode since day 1. I don’t know why but the “Moss Green” BeoPlay A1 has more takers than the “Natural” colour.

The only thing that I wished Bang & Olufsen would have is to include a pouch or a protective casing for the sound device. Oh and the battery life only last perhaps 5 hours before I need to use my power bank to charge it. Other than that, I love everything about it. If you don’t believe me, you can check out many positive reviews of the A1.

New stocks just arrived at their showroom (Sejalin Living) at Kiarong. You can also follow them on Facebook and IG for updates.

 

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My sound replacement while driving and I’m more than satisfied
 

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The handle to carry the A1 around.
 

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Stuart had a feel of the A1 during the launch two months ago.
 

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How I will be feeling if someone takes this away from me #clingy
 

 

  
 

14
May

A brand new sound

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Beoplay A1 
 


I’m in love with Beoplay A1
 

I’m always impressed with B&O products. The sound, the quality and the overall experience are something that are irreplaceable. Did you know that Brunei has a physical Bang & Olufsen store and it’s located at Kiarong.

Last evening, B&O Brunei officially launched the latest speakers, the Beoplay A1 and it’s the smallest speakers to date from the B&O Play. Designed for life on the go by award-winning designer Cecilie Manz, it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and packs a punch well beyond its size. Yes, from the demo last night, the A1 packs a punch indeed.

I congratulate Howard Leong, General Manager of Sejalin Enterprise, and his team on the introduction of the Beoplay A1 and also the B35 speakers. I truly love the B&O showroom and it’s something I want my work station to be like one day. Enough about that. Let’s focus more on the Beoplay A1 speakers.

I love them, A1 😀 It can act as a speakerphone for taking calls out loud and up to 24 hours of battery life (awesome) and you can show off to others who used other brands in terms of battery life performance.

 

Check out the Beoplay A1 ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker

 


So Ewa, are you getting one?
 


Passing around the Beoplay A1 for the invited guests to feel the quality of the A1 speakers
 


I wonder if Stuart will purchase one after the 30th of May :p
 

The Beoplay A1 is dome shaped and is akin to an oversized hockey puck with its 132mm diameter. The top of the A1 is covered in a perforated, thick layer of aluminium which certainly contributes to its premium and elegant look. Meeting the aluminium roughly half way down the body is a base made of rubber material that houses all the control buttons. The soft-push controls provide some tactile feedback.

The circle button, for now, is used to reconnect to your last playback device and start playing music. As a contrast to the hard industrial design, B&O throws in a full-grain leather strap.

The A1 can be used for business and pleasure – you can take calls and it also has a microphone to provide uniform 360 speech sensitivity. Now that’s amazing. It might be ideal for my podcasting.

In conclusion, you will definitely be seduced by the sound and its sleek design. I’ve always trust in B&O products and I would highly recommend the Beoplay A1 speakers whether be it indoor and outdoor. For a price of BND 399, this is a great buy. Pre-orders can be made at B&O showroom (follow them on Facebook Page) and the stock will be available in two weeks’ time. I’m still thinking if I should invest in one. My conscience is siding more owning one. We shall wait and see.

 


Mr. Howard Leong (centre), General Manager of Sejalin Enterprise, with his team.
 


The Beoplay A1 is suitable both indoor and outdoor
 


The invited guests who came but Shawn forgot to read the memo
 


Also introducing the B35 speakers from B&O
 


The price is retailed at BND 4,000
 


B&O is located near Kiarong Complex. Do check them out
 

  
 

16
Jan

Bang & Olufsen (Brunei)

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Bang & Olufsen opened its door 
 


Bang & Olufsen now official opening its door to the public, located at Kiarong
 


A representative from Bang & Olufsen (right) talking to a guest during the private viewing a few days ago at the Bang & Olufsen showroom
 

The consumer electronics company, Bang & Olufsen (B&O), opens their doors officially today. Known for their distinctive range of audio, video and multimedia products with stylish designs, their showroom in Kiarong brings their high-end products a step closer to Bruneian customers.

Howard Leong, General Manager of Sejalin Enterprises Sdn Bhd, the company that brought in B&O, said that the brand had been looking for a distributor in Brunei, and it fit in line with the vision of his company, which is “smart living”, or products that improved their customer’s lifestyle.

According to Soren Kokholm, Director of Sales, South East Asia, that opening a showroom in Brunei was the progression of being able to further serve their customers. “We have seen over the last few years a development in the market, and there’s a demand for it, especially for the BeoPlay product range. Being here means that we can offer more technical support and service.”

One of the big features of the B&O showroom, is the experience room, where customers are able to not only see the products in action, but get a feel for it in a homelike setting. An 80 inch screen smart TV that swivels and pivots to best serve you, despite what corner of the room you’re sitting in, while sound is powerfully projected and amplified by the aesthetically beautiful BeoLab 90 speakers, make watching TV or even just listening to music, feel like a dream you don’t want to wake up from.

I believe the big hit will be the BeoPlay items from B&O, targeting to a much younger appeal (like myself). The price range is same with Singapore so regular B&O customers who frequent to Singapore won’t need to worry about that. B&O Brunei has the best, if not one of the best, consumer electronics showroom in Brunei.

The B&O showroom is open from from 10am – 8pm daily, except on Fridays between 12pm – 2pm and on Sundays, which they close at 4pm.

 


The range of speakers at B&O showroom
 


I prefer the ambience of the showroom in the evenings. Different contrast.
 


The BeoPlay portable speakers. Highly recommended and pretty handy.
 


Check out the awesome BeoPlay headsets
 


Trying out the BeoPlay H7
 


Maria Grace Koh, the first customer of B&O Brunei (center) with Howard Leong, General Manager of Sejalin Enterprises Sdn Bhd and Soren Kokholm, Director of Sales, South East Asia, Bang & Olufsen.
 


The Lau brothers trying out the BeoPlay range
 


These are the popular items from the shelves
 


The Experience Room – Poweeerrrrr yoooo… So articulate, so precise and the best cinematic experience at the convenience of your home
 


I used to own this gadget back in the 90s. B&O has discontinued this range in the hi-fi systems a long time ago.
 


Henrik Meltesen, Regional Sales Manager of Scandinavian Business Seating Asia Pte Ltd, with Howard during the private viewing of B&O. Henrik was excited with the collaboration between B&O and HAG (chair) products which blend and compliment both brands from Scandinavian.
 

  
 

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